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| — Miss Selina Lue !j| AND THE H Soap-Box Babies By Maria Thompson Daviess A* Illustrations by ? Magnus G. Kettner * ■ M Tii ■prnrfww ■no— Copyright 1909, The Bobbs-Merrili Company. 13 SYNOPSIS. Miss Selina Lue, spinster guardian angel of River Bluff, presides over an im promptu day nursery for the babies of the neighborhood in the rear of her gro cery. Her charges are known as “Soap- Box Babies.” The fact that she is single makes her an object of sympathy to the mothers. One of her friends is Miss Cyn thia Page, daughter of Widow Page. Cynthia visits Miss Selina and learns that ehe has taken another “Soap-Boxer” in Alan Kent, a young artist who wishes to establish a studio In her barn. Blossom. Miss Luo’s adopted baby, and one Cyn thia is very fond of. shows an evident preference for Alan. When Cynthia leaves, Alan hears that her mother is in danger of losing the old homestead. A near rukus. Alan admires Cynthia. Se lina tells how she came to locate In the Slace and start the haven for little ones, he suspects that Cynthia Is responsible for Alan’s neglect of herself. Sale of the mortgaged Page place considered. Alan’s portrait of Cynthia is discovered. Evelyn Branch, Cynthia’s close friend, shows in terest in Alan Kent. Cynthia relieves Se lina for a day, cooks dinner for Mr. Kent and makes a sorry mess of It. Alan de clared a favorite with all the Bluff folk. Cynthia overhears his confessions of love. An afternoon tea is arranged. It proves a grand affair and Alan escorts Cynthia home. CHAPTER Vll.—Continued. “Miss Selina Lue,” said Mr. Alan, his eyes dancing with delight, “I think you asked me a question first; I claim first answer. Id do feel hungry when I look at her. I feel that I could without provocation eat —” “Miss Selina Lue," broke in Miss •Cynthia hastily, “I am really getting alarmed; and though Mr. Kent looks cool and afternoon-tea-y—and grand, I begin to think he may be more fero cious than he looks. Lions —are —” “Run, run! Mr. Alan, for that’s the car to catch Miss Evelyn on the switch —she oughter be here now in five minutes. Come on, Bennie, and git all the children in line! Tell ■everybody to come here to the grocery steps and listen to the speech first thing—there’s Mr. Bradford now r . My, my. Miss Cynthie, don’t everybody look fine? Mis’ Kinney’s pink cotton crape goes so nice with Mis’ Dobbs’ purple, and if Mis’ Tyne ain’t fixed up to beat the band.” Miss Selina Lue met her guests at the foot of the steps and welcomed them with enthusiasm. Miss Cynthia helped do the honors and shared in the general excitement. “Howdy everybody!” said Miss Se lina Lue. “We sure make a fine show. She is going to shake hands right here with us all and then go and see the pictures before it gits dark, and then come the refreshments. Miss Cynthie, you hadn't oughter hold Blossom, but you jest will do it and muss your dress. Now, Ethel Maud, hold Clem mie careful till her mother gits here, and I will carry the twins as we go dowm to meet her. I feel like the ba bies oughter see it all —you can’t be gin on manners fer entertainments too young.” And so the honored guest found them, an exotic-colored aggregation of palpitating excitement in gala attire and more gala humor. It often hap pens in the world that the coin of hu man intercourse stamped entertain ment does not buy for tenderer or bar terer much in the way of real pleas ure, but on the Bluff it was otherwise. Joy, real, effervescent, sparkling joy filled every cup to the brim and ran over. The Bluff took Miss Evelyn to its arms and caressed and admired and Jubilated over her to its heart’s con tent. She was greeted in flowerv phrases by Mr. Si Bradford, whose oratorical acrobatic feats were as as tonishing as the triple handsprings that Bennie Dobbs turned in her path at every possible opportunity. It well that her fund of enthusiasm was adequate to supply long drafts. Miss Cynthia stood by and w-atched her with aw-ed pride and delight. She enthused over young Jim Peters in stiff and uncomfortable attire, and his rosy, blushing young mother in soft blue muslin. She admired all six Tyneses and w-as especially interested In Ethel Maud’s little barked nose. She expressed starvation at the aroma of Mrs. Kinney’s pies and listened with rapt attention to Luella recite a choice piece in nine verses, nor did she fail to handle the heirloom teapot with becoming reverence when it was transported into her presence wrapped In an old flannel petticoat. “My, my!” said Miss Selioe Lue In an aside to Mr. Alan, w r ho had taken his stand by her at the grocery door Just one step below that on which stood Miss Cynthia with Blossom in her arms. “Ain’t they having a good time? I do hate to break it up by asking her to look at pictures, but Mr. Leeks is a-going to play her a tune on his meggyphone, and as soon a* It’s over I am going to send her right up $o the barnr and keep the crowd dow* here to help me set out the refresh ments. S’posen, Miss Cyntbie, you run on up there now so as to be there when Mr. Alan gits her up. I am sorry you won’t let me take Blossom away from you, though I know* if I try there will be a hollering, and it do seem a pity to mix any tears in this party.” At the mention of her name Blossom gurgled and clung to Miss Cynthia as if she understood that the suggestion of her possible dislodgment was being negated strenuously by the lady of her adorations. “Well, Mr. Alan, you’d better go ’long with 'em and hand her up the ladder to Miss Cynthie. Then hurry back so you will be here when the piece is finished. Now he’s tuning up!” And obedient to instructions and the exigencies of the case, Mr. Alan did hurry—only one minute —was —long. Miss Cynthia knelt on the loft floor and reached down for the Blossom he held to her from the ladder and her face was the hue of the roses and her eyes were twin stars —and tender. A moment she held the rapturous baby to her breast and smiled down at him over the golden head —and as Mr. Alan ran for the grocery to the last strains of “Won’t You Come Home, BUI Bailey?" as executed by Mr. Leeks, his heart lent wings to his feet. The hour the four of them spent in the studio with the pictures was de lightful, for Evelyn looked into Miss Cynthia’s eyes for a moment, then kissed her on both cheeks and —was merciful and charming. The pictures so absorbed all three — nay, all four, for from the first time Blossom had been transported to the studio she had gazed at them with wide-eyed wonder that had overjoyed the artist —that when Miss Selina Lue’s beaming face appeared above the ladder they could scarcely realize how the time had flown. “Well, well, -what a nice time you all do seem to be having! Such a day as never was on the Bluff before, and everybody so happy! I declare, Mr. Alan have smiled so much since morn ing that he’s gitting fat. They ain’t nobody said a cuss word or slapped a child since sunup. But come down everybody, for the crowd has sung and laughed itself hungry and I can’t hold ’em back no longer. Miss Cynthie, And So the Honored Guest Found Them. honey, did you notice the wreath of larkspur Mr. Alan and Bennie Dobbs tied around Charity’s neck? Don’t she look dressy and proud? And she’s kinder switching her tail perky. Trust a woman, if she is jest a cow, to skit ter some in finery. But I’ll go on, and you follow r as fast as you can.” The refreshments were appreciated to their limit, and so enticing w r ere their appearance and flavor that Miss Evelyn first chose “cross-barred,” then accepted “open-faced,” and finally begged for “kivered,” to Mrs. Kinney’s manifest delight. In fact, w-hen the tale w r as told, there remained only one of each persuasion, which Miss Selina Lue had packed in a basket to send to Mrs. Jackson Page, whose re grets had been profuse though formal. “You walk on up the hill with the girls, Mr. Alan, and carry the basket,” said Miss Selina Lue as they began after unnumbered farew-ells to take their departure. “Come back often, Miss Evelyn. You’ve got friends here on the Bluff as'll stand to you the rest of your life, and fer them you can’t come too often. Now, Mr. Alan, hand them pies to Mis’ Page yourself and don’t trust ’em to the girls, for they are having so much good time I am skeered to risk ’em.” And so Mr. Kent appeared for the first !.lme before Mrs. Jackson Page bearing a gift of rare spices; and though at first welcomed icily, after an hour’s conversation in which tran spired, by her adroit maneuvering, his parentage, and the social and financial standing thereof, he was invited most cordially to dine. “Law, Miss Seliny Lue, where can Mr. Alan be?” questioned Mrs. Kinney, as she sat for a few minutes on the grocery steps in the moonlight. “It’s after ten o’clock, and he ain’t never showed up since he took them girls home. He must have on his tar-pants fer settin! Co’ting oughtn’t to be gave in sich hunks; broken doses is better.” “Well, now. Mis’ Kinney, honey,” answered Miss Selina Lue dreamily, her eyes resting in the long shadows the hackberry cast across the street, “you know folks git married fer a long time, and it do seem like co’ting ought er go on quite a spell 'fore they goes through the door from which they ain’t no returning unless by death--or divorce, which Is wmsser. And then, too, ain’t It jest one of the best times they 1b to life? So I fear one say let it be drawed out Into fine strands, though strong as number forty *ot- CHAPTER VIII. The Wilted Blossom. “Don’t nothing put the heart in a broke down woman like a little loving.” —Miss Seiina Due, “Bennie, honey, run up the hill and tell Miss Cynthie that I wish’t she would come right down, fer Blossom ain’t so w-ell; and stop in and ask Mis’ Kinney to come and sell the suppers fer me, ’cause I don’t want to leave the baby.” “Oh, Miss Seliny Lue, is she much sick?” Bennie’s freckled face drew’ up into a knot with anxiety, for Blos som was the core of the green apple that at his age passes for a heart. “Yes, honey, she’s pretty bad, and I feel I must see Miss Cynthie a bit. Now run along; and if you see Mr. Alan, send him to me, too.” Miss Se line Lue’s strong face was grave and sweet, but had none of the disfiguring marks with which anxiety ravages many countenances. As she turned Mr. Alan entered the back door. “How's the Blossom?” he asked anx iously as he deposited his kit in the corner. “Looks like I can’t even want a thing in my heart without when I open my eyes there it is,” said Miss Selina Lfte softly. “The baby ain’t so well, I am afeered, and I was jest mean and selfish enough to send fer Miss Cj r nthie to come down and worry with me. I never did hold with shar ing worries, but I didn’t expect you back till dark, and it jest seemed like I had to have one or t’other of you a while.” “What did the doctor say?” asked Mr. Alan as he came and stood by her in the door. There was strength and comfort in the very sight of him, and Miss Selina Lue brightened visibly as she an swered. “Well, Mr. Alan, it do beat every thing to me to see a man-doctor flounder around and hunt for what’s the matter with a baby. It’s plumb painful. But this young feller, what you and Miss Cynthie say is a spe cialer with babies, done pretty well, with my helping him along. He says it is pneumony with a long-named side issue to It, what I call test plain being threatened with bad croup. If it was one of the Tyneses now, or Luella Kinney, I would think sure I could pull ’em through; but Blossom looks like she wasn’t mixed outen the same ingrejints as the other children on the Bluff, and somehow’ —I—” Miss Selina Lue’s voice faltered for a mo ment. Mr. Alan took hir hand in his and said gently; “She is a very special son of flower is the Blossom, and we all feel that. Did the doctor say he would rather have the trained nurse?” “I asked him faithful ’cause I prom ised you, but he jest looked at me and he said there wasn’t no sich nursing as she had to be bought in the city. And course he knows about you walk ing her nights and Miss Cynthie a-spelling of us both. Looks like to me, too, that they ain’t no nursing in the world that can do as well as what comes from the hand of love— if it is guided by common sense.” “Yes, but skill sometimes is needed in some—” “Well, ain’t skill another name fer common sense? I’ve done had ex* perience with the lack of ’em both. When Ethel Maud was six months old, Mis’ Dobbs fed her a little strawberry preserves, and I thought her time had come when I seed the spasm she went into. After a spell when I got her emptied out and full of hot ginger tea, she woulder quieted down but her mother set her afire with a candle she was holding to see if she vras a-breath ing. And, lands alive, the child was most burned to death ’fore I could put her out! And what with the straw berry poison working on her at the same time she almost passed from us. And there she is alive and a-setting by Blossom as quiet as a mouse to call me if she stirs —baby-loving and tending was horned in that child.” “Miss Seliny Lue,” called a small frightened voice, which was followed by a hoarse cough. “Watch fer Miss Cynthie and bring her back to my room. There comes Mis’ Kinney to sell the suppers! Can’t you kinder keep her talking out here? She do make the baby Jump so.” (TO BE CONTINUED.) Society of the Blue Shield. A French contemporary advises the head of the school for hotel keepers recently established in Paris to study the precepts laid down by Doctor Auerbach of Frankfort, who presides over the society known as the Ene mies of Noise. He has devoted spe cial attention to the unnecessary noises heard in hotels and has is sued a number of rules to be ob served by hotel managers. Those who comply with them are allowed to display outside th< :r establish ments the blue shield of the society. Some of the rules are by no means easy to follow, notably one which for bids the admission “of noisy, 111 bred or foul mouthed travelers, and those afflicted with loud, squeaky or shrill voices. Such travelers should be in scribed on a black list, and will thus soon be excluded from rII hotels cer tilled by the society.” The Apothecary’s Affidavit. A highwayman, named Bolland, con fined in Newgate, sent for a solicitor to know how he could defer his trial, and was answered, “by getting an apothe cary to make affidavit of his illness." This was accordingly done in the fol lowing manner: “The deponent verily believes, that if the said James Bol land is obliged to v,ake his trial at the ensuing session, he will be in im minent danger of his life;” to which the learned judge on the bench an swered that he verily believed so, too The trial was ordered to proceed im mediately. (MARKETSj Milwaukee, June 21. 1911. Butter—Creamery—Extras, 22c; prints, 23c; firsts. 19 @ 20c; sec onds, 16 @ 17c; process, 16 @ 17c; iairy. fancy, 18c. Cheese- American, full cream Twins. 11c; daisies, new, Young Americas, 1144 @l2c; long horns, 1144 @l2c ; limburger, new, 10 @lO brick, 9 44c; Swiss, 1414 @ 17c. Eggs—Current receipts, fresh, as 0 quality, 11 @ 12 44c; recandled, ex -ras, 16 @l6 44 c; seconds, 9@ 10c. Live Poultry—Fowls. 12V4C; roost ers, 8c; broilers, 20 @ 23c. Potatoes—Wisconsin or Michigan, on track. 1.00 @1.10: Dusty Rurals, 1.15 @ 1.25. ■Vheat—No. 1, northern, 98 @ 99c; No. 2, northern. 96 @9714c; No. 1, 3urum, 87 @ 88c; No. 2, durum, 85 @ 87c. Corn—No. 3, yellow, 55c. Oats—No. Z, white. 39c; standard, 38 14 c. Barley—Wisconsin, 88@90c; No. 2,98 c; medium, 96c. Cattle —Butchers’ steers, 5.00 @ 5.76; heifers, email@example.com; cows, 3.75 @ 5.00; feeders, 2.75 @3.50: calves, 7.25 @ 8.25. Hogs Good, heavy butchers', firstname.lastname@example.org; fair to best, light, 5.90 @6.35; pigs, 5.50 @6.10. Sheep—Lambs, 5,00 @6.50; ewes, 3.00 @ 3.50. Chicago, June 21, 1911. Cattle—Beeves, email@example.com; Stock ers and feeders, 3.65 @5.60; cows and heifers, 2.50 @5.90; calves, 6.00 W 8.50. Hogs—Light, 5.95 @6.30; heavy, 5.80 @6.30; rough, 5.80 @5.92; pigs, 5.60 @ 6.20. Sheep—Native, 2.50 @4.50; year lings, firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, native, 4.00 @ 6.50. Minneapolis, June 21. 1911. Wheat —No. 1, hard, 99 %c; No. 1, northern, 98 %c; No. 2, northern, 96 %c. Corn—No. 3, yellow, 52c. Oats —No. 3, white, 3 6 %c. Rye- No. 2,86 c. M MiLLAN SAWS LAST LOG Wealthy Lumberman - Banker Then Dismant es Marathon Coun ty Landmark. Marshfield. —B. F. McMiFan. one of the wealthiest lumbermen and bankers of this section, sawed the last log hauled into his sawmill at Mc- Millan a few days ago and immediate ly set the crew to work tearing down the structure and dismantling the machinery. He sawed the first log run through the mill thirty-seven years ago. The McMillan mill is one of the landmarks of Marathon county and has been operated continuously, often night and day. Members of the McMillan family from all over the state were hero today for a reunion. News Notes of Wisconsin Appleton.—Col. John Hicks, Osh kosh; A. E. Henry, Sheboygan Falls; H. G. Saecker and A. W. Priest, Ap pleton, have been elected members of the board of trustees of Lawrence college. Four new professors were elected and announcement made of another gift of SI,OOO by George C. Jones of Appleton, who will furnish the Y. M. C. A. in the new boys’ dor mitory. Madison. —Gov. McGovern has re ceived from Huntington Wilson, act ing secretary of state, a diploma and silver medal presented to the Wiscon sin executive by the Italian ambassa dor in behalf of his government, in recognition of the aid given by Wis consin to the earthquake sufferers in Calabria and Sicily in 190 8. Manitowoc. —James L. Hempton, convicted of murdering his wife, was granted anew trial by the Supreme court, retried in the Circuit court of Brown county, found insane, and then committed to the Northern hospital in 1902, is now a free man. He has been paroled and allowed to depart with his son. Eau Claire. —In an operation, G. H. Vangilder had about thirty square inches taken from his body and this was grafted on his two children, Harold, 10, both of whom were seriously burned by a heavily charged trolley wire which broke as they were pass ing under it. Ashland. —The strawberry growers of Bayfield expect to receive fully $60,000 for their crop this summer. Some estimate as high as $75,000. The strawberry crop ought to aver age 200 crates to the acre. Racine. —The synod of the Welsh Presbyterian churches of Wisconsin and Illinois was held here. Several hundred delegates were in attend ance. An ordination service was held. Waukesha. —Nineteen diplomas and degrees were awarded to the graduates of Carroll college at the exercises held at the Methodist church following a clover chain march which formed on the campus. Madison. —Bill No. 886A, providing for physical connection between tele phone systems, and prohibiting dupli cations in cities and villages, was passed by the assembly. Portage.—Earl Kleist, 10-year-old son of August Kleist, was drowned while bathing in the Wisconsin river The bodv was recovered. TIMETABLE FOR COOK SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE FOUND USEFUL IN KITCHEN. Gives the Exact Time Required for Baking, Boiling, Broiling and Fry ing Various Meats, Vegetables and Cereals. Time Required for Baking —Beans, unsoaked, 8 to 10 hours; beef, sirloin, per pound. 8 to 10 minutes; befe, rolled rib, per pound, 12 to 15 minutes; bread, brick loaf, 40 to 60 minutes; bis cuit, 10 to 20 minutes; cake, plain, 20 to 40 minutes; cake, sponge. 45 to 60 minutes; cookies, 10 to 15 minutes; custards, 15 to 20 minutes; duck, tame. 40 to 60 minutes; fish, 6 to 8 pounds, 1 hour; gingerbread, 20 to 30 minutes; graham bread, 30 minutes; lamb, well done, per pound, 15 minutes; mutton, rare, per pound, 10 minutes; pie crust, 30 to 40 minutes; pork, well done, per pound, 30 minutes; potatoes. 30 to 45 minutes; pudding, bread, rice and tapi oca. 1 hour; rolls, 10 to 15 minutes; turkey, 10 pounds, 3 hours; veal, per pound, 20 minutes. Boiling—Asparagus, 15 to 20 min utes; bass, per pound. 10 minutes; beets, 45 to 60 minutes; brown bread, 3 hours; cabbage, 30 to 45 minutes; carrots, 45 to 60 minutes; cauliflower, 30 to 45 minutes; celery, 30 to 45 min utes; chickens. 45 to 60 minutes; clams, 3 to 5 minutes; cod, per pound, 8 minutes; coffee, 3 to 5 minutes; corn, green, 5 to 8 minutes; eggs, 3 to 5 minutes; fowls, 2 to 3 hours; haddock, per pound, 6 minutes; ham, 5 hours; hominy, 1 to 2 hours; oatmeal. 1 to 2 hours; onions, 30 to 45 minutes; oysters. 3 minutes; parsnips, 30 to 40 minutes; peas, 15 to 20 minutes; pota toes, 20 to 30 minutes; rice, 15 to 20 minutes; salmon. 15 minutes; squash, 20 to 30 minutes; sweetbreads, 20 to 30 minutes; tomatoes. 15 to 20 min utes; turkey, 2 to 3 hours; turnips, 30 to 45 minutes; veal, 2 to 3 hours. Broiling Chickens, 20 minutes; chops. 8 minutes; fish, thick. 15 to 20 minutes; steak, 4 to 6 minutes. Frying —Bacon. 3 to 5 minutes; breaded chops, 4 to 6 minutes; cro quettes, 1 minute; doughnuts, 3 to 5 minutes; fish balls, 1 minute; fritters. 3 to 5 minutes: muffins, 3 to 5 min utes; smelts, 1 minute. Ice Cream Hint. How many housekeepers ever think of utilizing melted ice cream? Instead of throwing away the small left over portions that remain in freezer or mold, this melted cream should be incorporated in cake, cookies, or some small dessert. For the latter a little gelatin should be added, varying, of course, with the result desired. Melt ed chocolate ice cream into which chopped marshmallows have been stirred, and a little melted gelatin added, makes a delicious combination. Chopped fruits, as bananas, figs, and dates, also give a pleasing variety. When using melted ice cream for cake leave out the milk called for in the recipe and use less butter and sugar. Judgment must be used in combining quantities as no general rule can be given. The flavor of the cake must be considered and the ice cream fla vor must harmonize with it. Quickest Saald That Grows. The quickest salad that grows and the least used in this country is mus tard and cress. Sow curled garden cress in long rows, four inches apart. It matures in 21 days. As soon as it breaks through the ground sow the same quantity of white mustard, and the two will be ready at the same time. They should be cut when about an inch and a half high and used mix ed in equal parts. In England and on the continent it is used extensively for sandwiches, dinner salads, with lettuce leaves, and for garnishing meats. The round turnip radishes take only about the same time to mature if sown in rich ground. bo it is easy to have a home grown salad, if nothing else, the first of July.—Harper’s Bazar. Rhubarb Bread. Prepare two quarts of rhubarb and cook slowly, cutting it in half-inch pieces so as to avoid stringiness. Stew with one pint of sugar, adding more if too tart. When very soft rub through a sieve and return to the fire until at the boiling point. Have ready a number of slices of twm-day old bread buttered generously. Spread them on a platter and pour over suf ficient of the hot sauce to thoroughly soak them. Add another layer of bread, cover with the remainder of the sauce. Set aside until cold and serve with cream and sugar. Ginger Cookies. Mix together a half cup of butter and a half cup of lard. Dissolve a tea spoonful of soda in a tablespoonful of boiling water; stir it into one cup of molasses and turn it over the but ter and lard. Add one teaspoonful of cinnamon and one tablespoonful of ginger and mix well. Dissolve one cup of brown sugar in a cup of strong boiling coffee and pour into the mix ture. Add enough flour to make a soft dough, roll rather thick, cut In the desired shape and bake In a quick oven about 15 minutes. Cleaning Paint. A useful solution for cleaning old, painted woodwork preparatory to re painting is to dissolve two ounces of washing soda In one quart of hot wa ter. It should be used warm and the paint afterw r ard washed with clear water. Hoods Sarsaparilla Eradicates scrofula and all other humors, cures all their effects, makes the blood rich and abundant, strengthens all the vital organs. Take it. Get it today in usual liquid form or chocolated tablets called Sarsatabs. — —— ■'■■■l ■ Do not expect a friend to ask of you; anticipate his need. —Socrates. FREED FROM SKIN DISEASE "Our boy was born in Toronto on Oct. 13, 1908, and when three months old a slight rash appeared on his cheek. What appeared to b© a wa ter blister would form. When it broke, matter would run out, starting new blisters until his entire face, head and shoulders were a mass of scabs and you could not see a par ticle of clear skin. Other parts of his body were affected, but not to such an extent. We tried about every advertised remedy without avail, in deed some of them only added to his suffering and one in particular, the • Remedy, almost put the Infant into convulsions. The family doctor prescribed for him and told us to bath© the baby in buttermilk. This did not do any good, so w© took him to a hospital. He was treated as an out-patient twice a week and he got worse. If anything. We then called in another doctor and inside of a week the boy was, to all appearances, cured and the doctor said hfs work was done. But the very next day it broke out as bad as ever. “Wo decided that It could not be cured and must run its course and so we just kept his arms bandaged to his side to prevent his tearing his flesh. We left Toronto and shortly after our arrival In Duluth, the Cutl cura Remedies were recommended. We started using them In May, 1909, and soon the cure was complete. You would not think he was the same child for Cutlcura made his skin per fectly clear and he is entirely free from the skin disease. There has been no return this time. We still use only Cuticura Soap for baby's bath. Robert Mann, Proctor, Minn., May 3. 1910.” mRT circles. First Artist —How is ho as a sculp tor? Second Artist —Oh! he cuts quit© a figure. Tea Time in Chile. Either tea or yerba mate is served in Chile at 4:00 p. m.. not only in the homes but at clubs, restaurants and hotels, and many business houses. A cup of tea and a roll or small cake in the club or hotel cost from eight to twelve cents United States gold, while the business houses serve it free rather than have the clerks leav* thir work or go out for it. zi. self-made man? Ices, and won ships his creator. —Henry Clapp. WANTED TO SLEEP Curious That a Tired Preacher Should Have Such Desire. A minister speaks of the curious ef fect of Grape-Nuts food on him and how It has relieved him. ‘‘You will doubtless understand how the suffering from indigestion with which I used to be troubled made my work an almost unendurable burden; and why it was that after my Sabbath duties had been performed, sleep was a stranger to my pil’ow till nearly daylight. “I had to be very careful as to what I ate, and even with all my care I ex perienced poignant physical distress after meals, and my food never satis fied me. ‘‘Since I began the use of Grape- Nuts the benefits I have derived from It are very definite, I no longer suffer from indigestion, and I began to im prove from the time Grape-Nuts ap peared on our table. “I find that by eating a dish of this food after my Sabbath work is done, (and I always do so now) my nerves are quieted and rest and refreshing sleep are ensured me. “I feel that I could not possibly do without Grape-Nuts food, now that I know its value. It is invariably on our table —we feel that we need it to make the meal complete and our children will eat Grape-Nuts when they cannot be persuaded to touch anything else.” Name given by Postum Cos., Battle Creek, Michigan, Read the famous booklet, “The Road to Wellvllle,” in pkgs, “There’s a Reason.” Ever read the above letter? Anew one appears from time to time. They are geßnlne, true, and full of Human Interest.